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Politics: Boris Blunders On At Great Cost

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In the double-speak world of Boris Johnson “sorry” seems to be the hardest word. Equally difficult for the Foreign Secretary is any admission that he could possibly have said anything that was wrong, whether in parliament or anywhere else. Mistaken, possibly. His words taken out of context, again possibly. But never admitting to being wrong. Instead the furthest he would…

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Politics: Tories Push 400,000 Kids Into Poverty

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Tory benefit changes will leave 400,000 more children in poverty by 2021 according to the respected think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies. A report by the market-oriented economic research institute warns that childhood deprivation will sharply increase in the next four years if the Government carries out its proposed benefit reforms. A Sobering State Child poverty figures in the…

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Politics: Corbyn to Savage Tory Economics

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Jeremy Corbyn is to challenge Conservative economic policies in a bid to extend his young support base and win over more of the older voters who have long kept the Tories in power. Attacking the perceived safety of Conservative economics is the Labour strategy for securing more votes from wealthy baby-boomers to build on Corbyn’s pitch for younger voters including his…

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Politics: Brexit Will Make Corbyn PM, Says Ally

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A “no deal” Brexit divorce would force a 2019 general election and open the way for Jeremy Corbyn to become Prime Minister, according to the Labour leader’s most powerful union ally, Len McCluskey. McCluskey’s comments provided an insight into the strategy and expectations of those around Corbyn, suggesting the Labour game-plan is based on the expectation that Brexit will blow…

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Politics: Rape Joke Misfires for Gove

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Memo to Michael Gove: Next time you are thinking of making a joke about rape…  just don’t! The Conservative Cabinet Secretary provoked a furious backlash led by female politicians from all parties after cracking a clearly premeditated gag in a live interview on the BBC’s Today programme about the alleged sexual abuse and rapes of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Gove,…

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Politics: Umunna Tells Corbyn to Boost Defence

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Former Labour leadership candidate Chuka Umunna has challenged party leader Jeremy Corbyn to increase their party’s commitment to NATO and dramatically increase defence spending. A prominent moderate and active “Remain” campaigner during the Brexit referendum, Umunna resigned as Shadow Business Secretary after the election of Corbyn as leader in 2015, accusing Corbyn of having made only a half-hearted effort to…

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